HELP - got 24 hours to transfer forum

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HELP - got 24 hours to transfer forum

Post by london_bug » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:24 pm

just been told buy the guy who has given me some server space that i need to transfer to a new server (that he has also supplied) and need to do it like yesterday

while i managed to set the forum up my php knowledge is somewhat limited

anyone got an idiots guide to transfering a forum over ?

Using 3.0.8 :)

cheers people :good:

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Re: HELP - got 24 hours to transfer forum

Post by london_bug » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:42 pm

or at the very least what i need to get from the current one so i dont lose it :)

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Re: HELP - got 24 hours to transfer forum

Post by LDM » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:46 pm

FTP your forum files to your hard drive.

And take a back up of the database within admin or via phpmysql.

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Re: HELP - got 24 hours to transfer forum

Post by london_bug » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:10 pm

think i done both those steps - given me some peace of mind at least :)

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Re: HELP - got 24 hours to transfer forum

Post by LDM » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:34 pm

ok, do it twice to make sure.

Then you need to get yourself a new host.

I swear by these guys Vidahost they are cheap and fantastic reliability at the moment (and I've used quite a few hosts over the years). Plus they are good lads that always answer support really quick and help wherever they can.

Once you have a host, throw your files back on the new server in the same structure, import that sql of the database backup and change the config files on the server to reflect the new database.

There you have it, forum moved.

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